Each week a psychologist analyses a different Facebook profile picture. This week ‘the mind bending shot’
The title of this particular is called the Mind Bending Shot, the dictionary definition of Mind Bending says difficult to understand, complex, hard to think about. Yet it’s an image that really invites the viewer to, if not exactly understand what it actually is their viewing, certainly have many thoughts about it. On the one hand it could be seen as a fascinating scientific image, but it’s also stimulating, intriguing and quite a playful picture. It is one of those images where different people will have different responses, some may think, new life, others will see images of eyes, others may think, children’s bubbles or jellyfish. There may be varied responses to it, but it will provoke an overall response of wanting to share your opinion about it with others. This is a picture that is meant for sharing, not so much the sharing of that actual image itself, but the sharing of your own opinion about it and seeing how it differs from others, each person will have a slightly difference reaction to it . The person who posted this image is provoking debate, thought and consideration, which may be not too complex and that difficult to understand after all, just like a piece of intriguing art.